Everyday Activist: William Southerland

NAME: William Southerland ORGANIZATION: The Triad Pride Men's Chorus (among others!) ABOUT WILLIAM: William Southerland is a professional musician and music teacher living central North Carolina. He teaches music in a school full-time currently, and will soon be starting his PhD in music education. He holds a NC teaching license for Music K-12 and is certified in … Continue reading Everyday Activist: William Southerland

Everyday Activist: Larry DeShane

NAME: Larry DeShane Jr, Operations Manager ORGANIZATION: Grand Rapids Pride Center (grpride.org grpride.org/support) ABOUT LARRY: Larry DeShane is a 44 year old gay man living in Grand Rapids Michigan. Originally from Grand Rapids and never quite fitting in, Larry ran away to NYC and then Philadelphia for 20 years to be who he was without … Continue reading Everyday Activist: Larry DeShane

Everyday Activist: Nathan Martin

  NAME: Nathan Martin ORGANIZATION: The Spectrum Center; Hattiesburg, Mississippi ABOUT NATHAN: Raised in the Midwest, Nathan moved to the deep south for college to pursue Graphic Design. He moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to be with his fiancé in 2013 and became passionate about Social Justice, LGBT equality and developing an LGBT community after experiencing the … Continue reading Everyday Activist: Nathan Martin

Everyday Activist: Floyd Rumohr

NAME:  Floyd Rumohr ORGANIZATION:  Brooklyn Community Pride Center ABOUT FLOYD: Floyd has been an organizational leader, teacher, author, consultant, and founding president and CEO of a nonprofit organization described by Mayor Mike Bloomberg as “one of the most effective arts education programs” serving New York City. Following over two decades of arts and interim executive leadership … Continue reading Everyday Activist: Floyd Rumohr

Everyday Activist: Christen DuVernay

NAME: Christen DuVernay (she/her/hers) ABOUT CHRISTEN: Christen is a cisgender, multiracial, queer womyn with over 15 years of experience and recognition for her work in the Northeast Ohio community. She holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Psychology. In 2008, a program she developed for young adults and their families received an Illumination Award for … Continue reading Everyday Activist: Christen DuVernay

Everyday Activist: Stacey Jay Cavaliere

NAME: Stacey Jay Cavaliere ORGANIZATION: one•n•ten, Program Director; Phoenix, Arizona Why is LGBT activism still so important? Activism, to me, means to work towards something that is much bigger than myself, and to be the voice for the voiceless. Activism of any sort, when done with integrity, safety, and pride, is one of the biggest … Continue reading Everyday Activist: Stacey Jay Cavaliere